Localife St. John’s

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Our next event

Kelly is planning the next event. Email localifestjohns@youngadultcancer.ca to stay in the loop!

 

News

Localife St. John’s took on the Funderdome (May 1, 2018)

Localife St. John’s brings good luck to local basketball team? (March 20, 2018)

It’s been sweet (December 1, 2017)

Axin’ it up! (July 25, 2017)

Havin’ a time (June 29, 2016)

Localife St. John’s goes to the movies (November 2, 2015)

Localife St. John’s meets mad scientist on quest to cure cancer (August 24, 2015)

Localife St. John’s had a laugh at their first event! (April 14, 2015)

 

Leader bios

Kelly Knee

Hi! My name is Kelly Knee and I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 at the age of 35. I am now 38 and still cancer free, hoping to keep it that way FOREVER.

I am a full time single mother of five wonderful and very supportive boys, all 12 and under. They are the lights of my life that keep me grounded and thankful with each breath I take.

I blog in my spare time about my journey with cancer and beyond (read more here). I also recently started a small at-home business of making sea glass jewellery and designs. Along with this small business, I have started a program called “Sea For Cancer.”

Cancer has changed so many areas of my life. I have made a complete transformation and I am inspired to spend my free time helping and putting smiles on faces that need it the most (sometimes my children participate in those activities as well). This is why I am so grateful to be working with YACC through Localife. I want to share the simple joys in life, and the big joys, too. Localife will give me the opportunity to meet and become friends with some very bright and fantastic humans.

I think this is going to be a wonderful and fulfilling adventure—let’s get started!

 

Geoff Eaton

I am a two-time cancer survivor and the founder and Executive Director of Young Adult Cancer Canada. I have first-hand experience attending support groups with people who are closer in age to my grandparents than to me, so I’m pumped to be a part of Localife, a fun, social, casual approach to post-cancer connection.

I am currently serving on the Newfoundland and Labrador Cancer Control Advisory Committee, have participated on numerous cancer related boards and working groups, and am on temporary sabbatical from coaching minor hockey.

I spend my personal time riding my motorcycle with my wife, Karen; playing “jungle-gym Daddy” with my daughters, Adia and Mira, and son Kane; staying healthy with weight training and hockey; and chasing that sometimes elusive state of “balance.”